Tootie Fruity, Santa and more: Photos from Beaufort's Christmas Parade

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Rounding out three days of holiday cheer in Beaufort the annual Christmas parade wound its way around downtown on Sunday, November 5.

In all some 80 entries from bands to, trucks, to flame-shooting hot air balloon baskets, and quick appearance by Beaufort's beloved Tootie Fruity entertained hundreds parade watchers on Boundary, Carteret, and Bay streets for an hour an 15 minutes on the chilly afternoon.

Below is a collection of some of our favorite moments, you can see more photos in our Flickr photo set. The Island Packet has a few photos as well.






132 Tootie Fruity rides in a float. A much less active appearance than his lively style from years back.




133 The Battery Creek High School marching band.



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